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    Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English (Hardback) By (author) N M Gwynne

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    DescriptionAnxious about apostrophes? In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions? Fear not--Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar. Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills. Mr. Gwynne believes that happiness depends at least partly on good grammar--and Mr. Gwynne is "never" wrong.

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    Gwynne's Grammar
    The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) N M Gwynne
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 249
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385352932
    ISBN 10: 038535293X

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    Edition statement
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    Knopf Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Knopf Publishing Group
    Publication date
    02 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    In the 1980s, on retirement from a success career as a businessman in London and Australia, N M Gwynne, gradually took up teaching, at first privately. He soon found that he had a clear vocation and he discovered a real demand for his traditional methods, universal up to the 1960s but since displaced by new-fangled theories of learning. And so Mr Gwynne began to ply his trade in classrooms and lecture halls teaching a diverse range of subjects: English, Latin, Greek, French, German, mathematics, history, classical philosophy, natural medicine, the elements of music, even "How to start and run your own business." Now with an international word-of-mouth reputation, Mr Gwynne has been flown around the world in order to teach his pupils privately. And thanks to the Internet and Skype, he has sometimes found himself, within a single day's time, teaching children and adults in India, in Europe and the western United States.
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    "[Gwynne] is more in the mold of an 18th- or 19th-century grammarian than a modern-day prescriptivist . . . [His appeal ] has been less about the rules themselves and more about his ability to invoke pre-1960s, cold-shower rigor . . . For hundreds of years, English-speakers have reveled in scolding each other and being scolded about language . . . In another century someone may be quoting Gwynne with equal fondness, while our great-grandchildren take pleasure in getting scolded all over again... "Gwynne's Grammar" has its undeniable pleasures." --Britt Peterson, "The Boston Globe" "Warm and utterly self-assured . . . Refreshingly opinionated . . . [Gwynne] is an unashamed prescriptivist . . . [and his] judgment is unambiguous . . . It doesn't matter how many academic linguists tell us that language changes over time . . . Educated people still want to know whether they should write 'amuck' or 'amok, ' 'between' or 'among'." --Barton Swaim, "The Weekly Standard" "Dynamite to modern, child-centered education: a guide to the forgotten rudiments of the English Language." --Elizabeth Grice, "Daily Telegraph" "Curious and brilliant . . . it is wonderful that his crisp, lucid book has at last been embraced by the many." --Charles Moore, "The Spectator" "Witty, engaging and highly educational stuff." --"Times Educational Supplement" "A very useful, pertinent summary and it deserves both to be used and enjoyed." --Tony Little, head master, Eton College "Invaluable." --"Writing Magazine"